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Project News

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences

Largo recently completed the 225,000gsf Michelson Center for Convergent BioSciences at the University of Southern California. The facility will be home to an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences with the Viterbi School of Engineering. The building features one basement level and four levels above grade and will house high-tech medical equipment including a nano-fabrication facility and an electron microscope. The exterior of the building features two story tall concrete arches at both entrances and exposed, board-form architectural concrete finish on the interior face of the perimeter walls. Designed by HOK  with John A. Martin & Associates as the structural engineer, Largo worked with general contractor DPR Construction to deliver this project on-time and under budget.

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Culver City Creative Office & Parking Structure Topping Out

Largo topped out at the Culver City Creative (C3) Office Tower and Parking Structure earlier this month with general contractor KPRS. Designed by Gensler and Saiful Bouquet the commercial building stands seven levels tall with 4 mezzanine levels totaling 321,000gsf. All the building concrete received an architectural finish and will remain exposed once the building is complete. Some unique structural elements include columns so large they are practically walls, aka ‘walumns’ and ring beams on the perimeter of the building at the mezzanine levels.

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Adjacent to the office building is the nine level, long-span parking structure which also topped out this month. Designed by Parking Design Associates and Miyamoto Int’l this shear wall structure is two bays wide and will house 990 stalls across 326,741gsf.

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Great Wolf Resort Accolades – Engineering News Record, American Concrete Institute & Tilt-Up Concrete Association

With four different types of concrete on this project: cast in place, slab on metal deck, tilt-up and shotcrete, the Great Wolf Resort Waterpark and Hotel in Garden Grove has won the following awards from the Engineering News Record and the American Concrete Institute. With two of the 40 tilt-up concrete panels weighing 12.5 tonnes and standing 84′ tall the Tilt-Up Association of America ranks these panels 9th in the Top 10 Tallest and Heaviest Panels in the United States. Click the links below to view the complete article and view rankings:

ENR Best Project Article: Specialty Contracting Category
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ACI Pankow Award: Outstanding Performance in Design & Engineering

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Tilt-Up Association of America Top 10 Tallest & Heaviest Panels

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Best Project Award ReceptionGreat Wolf Project Team at the ENR Awards Breakfast (from left): Ali Koofigar, Lynn Call, Joe Arciero, Chris Wills & Bryan Peugh

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Great Wolf Project Team at the ACI Pankow Awards Lunch (from left): Chris Wills, Joe Arciero, Lynn Call, Jade Earlabaugh (Holliday Rock – Readymix Supplier) Bryan Peugh, Ali Koofigar

Topping-Out at the 555 Fulton Apartments, San Francisco, CA

Largo Concrete topped out at the 555 Fulton Apartment Development in the Hayes Valley district of San Francisco earlier this week. The project features a total of 148 stalls across two levels of below grade parking and 139 residential units across 5 stories above grade. With the Junior One Bedroom units starting in the mid $500,000, amenities will include a dog park, community lounge, meeting space, bike work station, roof terrace and 29,000sf grocery store on the ground floor. Designed by Architects Ian Birchall & Associates with structural engineer Nishkian Menninger, general contractor Fulton Street Construction is expected to be complete in March of 2016.

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Sunset La Cienega Hotel & Residential High-Rise Towers in West Hollywood, California

The East and Middle Parcels of the Sunset La Cienega Development is now under construction at the southern corners of the Sunset and La Cienega intersection in Los Angeles. The development boast two 10-story hotel towers to the East of La Cienega and two 8-story residential towers to the west. The East Parcel is 235,000gsf with 296 rooms and the Middle Parcel is 292,240gsf with 190 total units, with both parcels featuring retail and restaurant space on the ground floor and below-grade parking.

Largo will pour over 60,000CY of concrete between both parcels which includes specialty architectural concrete and board form finishes. Each parcel requires two tower cranes, which are under Largo’s contract, along with reinforcing steel and masonry. The logistically challenging site is located on a steep incline at the foot of the Hollywood Hills surrounded by high-end residential to the south and the ever-busy Sunset Blvd. to the north. The CIM Group purchased the property in 2011 and Largo Concrete is working with General Contractor Suffolk Construction, Architect/Engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP to be poured out in September 2015. Largo is also participating in the creation of a Level of Design (LOD) 300 Building Information Model, with weekly coordination meetings including all trades, to turn over to the client when construction is complete in Late 2016.

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IBC Bank Tower Complete

Largo completed the final clean at the Block 51, IBC Bank Building this week in Austin, TX for JE Dunn. The concrete framed building is over 400,000gsf and features 6-levels of commercial space above 7-levels of parking and retail on the ground floor. Scheduled to be complete in late 2014, this is the first commercial tower to be built in downtown Austin for 10-years with nearly 200,000sf of office space.

The curved façade on West Fifth distinguishes the building in one of the most coveted areas of town directly across from Republic Square Park and a couple blocks away from the Federal Courthouse and City Hall. Largo poured over 16,000CY of concrete over seven months with no recordable injuries.

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